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Re: Proprietary Pipe Systems and Manufacturer's Labels
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2014, 05:20:12 PM »
Yes I understand that, the internal and external dimensions of the four brands are identical on the pipe so can be fitted to different fittings with the right crimper for the fittings. May not be to the code but they do fit, similar to the different polybute water pipe systems around. Not saying do it,  just that it is possible if no other choice is to hand at the time. Was told this by the Kembla rep originally, checked at a supplier and yes they do all fit.

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Re: Proprietary Pipe Systems and Manufacturer's Labels
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2014, 09:15:34 PM »
So what is your liability if you do it though?  If it contravenes regs and you certify - are you in the shit?  What if there is some sort of "accident" at the property and an investigation and it turns out that two different pipe systems were in place and neither manufacturer had okayed that, or had said they would guarantee their product if joined with another system.  What would the insurance people say and who would they come after?  These were just the points I was trying to make. 
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Re: Proprietary Pipe Systems and Manufacturer's Labels
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2014, 10:22:54 PM »
Yes, when there is a problem everyone ducks for cover. I don't mix brands but think the regs are still playing catch up with the new technology of composite pipes. Mixing copper and galv from different manufactures doesn't seem to worry people if they conform to the relevant standard, why not composite systems that are made to the same standard as long as the crimp tools used are designed for that particular fitting. Who hasn't mixed polybute systems when doing alterations ?
Just my two cents worth, aren't the regs also open to  "acceptable solutions "?


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